BC RCMP notifies IIO BC of incident in Duncan

B.C., North Cowichan/Duncan

2023-03-29 16:43 PDT

The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Duncan which resulted in a man being taken to hospital with serious injuries.

On March 28, 2023 at approximately 9:15 p.m. North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP received a report of a man who appeared impaired driving a track loader skid-steer down a residential street.

Officers attended and attempted to get the driver to stop, but there were collisions between the loader and police vehicles.

During the interaction that followed, one officer discharged their weapon striking the driver. Emergency Health Services were called and the man was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

The IIO BC is investigating police actions in the incident. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent
investigation by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit its website at www.iiobc.ca.

Released by

S/Sgt. Kris Clark
Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-3961
Cell: 778-228-7857

Email: kris.clark@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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